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Salt Water Grille

231 Front St., South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 799-5400
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Ranked #22 of 136 Restaurants in South Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located on the waterfront, overlooking the harbor and Portland skyline. Located next to a marina.Serving lunch & dinner, seafood is the specialty, but other menu items are offered. Great nautical atmosphere, with water views. Outside seating in warm weather, and a function room upstairs for private parties. High quality.
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English first
Scarborough, ME, United States
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109 reviews 109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I visited this restaurant a year ago for brunch and found it OK. We gave it a second chance and boy was it good. We went for dinner. The staff was friendly and our waitress was so much fun. The food was exceptional and the view good too. You look out over the harbor. This is definably a splurge meal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An outstanding meal, cooked to perfection, then served by a knowledgeable and engaging staff. The ever vibrant Portland skyline is the perfect backdrop to the experience that is Saltwater Grille.

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South Portland, Maine
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Salt Water Grille offers good American style food and a wonderful view of Portland harbor. The view is quite wonderful regardless of the time of year! Enjoy

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lobster bisque was fabulous! The view of the Portland skyline especially at sunset is worth your time!

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Portland, Maine
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Salt Water Grill lies in the shadow of Portland, just across the bay in South Portland. A little off the beat and path, the restaurant sits on the water next to a marina over looking Portland. The view is great, but that is the best this restaurant has to offer. Here is the challenge for this eatery. It is a... More

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Portland, Maine
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164 reviews 164 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I came here recently with a friend who was up from Boston visiting. We wanted seafood and a nice atmosphere, and I had not been to Salt Water Grille except for two times prior, so we thought to give it a try. They have a nice deck on the water, overlooking the Portland skyline past the rows and rows of... More

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were delighted to dine in the lovely atmosphere of the dining room with a view of Portland from the window table. The food, prepared on a visible grille, was most delicious and serving methods unique.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

While the view is great, the food is way overpriced. Haddock soup with no haddock. Not many greens in an incredibly small pot sticker salad. Calamari and mussels only average. The blueberry pie was the only dish above average.

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Falmouth ,Me
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Living in the Portland area we had been to this restaurant many times however this time we found prices higher and food just average at best. Lobster roll and clam roll were really not good.If your going to increase the prices increase the portions a bit. Clam roll had 4 or 5 clams in it. Lobster roll also not full... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The restaurant is very typical, situated near the Marina, great view! Outside patio, seafood very good. The lobster was very good. Good service, good wine. The atmosphere very pleasant. not too noisy.

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